2019 NCRI Schools Event

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) invites sixth form students to take part in this special event at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow.

This free event, which is now in its tenth year, will take place on Tuesday 5 November 2019 at the Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow. 

Schools are invited to register for this event and take part in a twitter competition with the winner being announced on-the-day. During the event, students will hear from researchers spanning different areas of cancer research. The event will be of particular interest to students who are considering a career in science and/or medicine and will give them an insight into what it is like to work in the field of cancer research.

Further information on the film competition can be found here. 

Whilst schools might decide to involve more students in the film-making project, four students per school will act as ambassadors of the film on the day of the event. Students attending must be aged 16-18 and must be accompanied by a teacher. There are a limited number of spaces available so please book early to avoid disappointment.

A complimentary lunch will be provided, but transport is not included and attendees need to make their own way to the venue. Tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis and are limited to four student places plus one teacher per school. Full terms and conditions are available here.

Register now


If you are a junior researcher and interested in taking part in this event, please contact the NCRI Conference and Events Team

This activity has been supported by a financial grant from Takeda UK Ltd


Arrival 09:00-09:30
Welcome 09:30-09:35
Overview – What is cancer research? 09:40-10:20
Meet the researchers 10:20-11:30
Comfort break 11:30-11:45
Meet the researchers continued 11:45-12:30
Lunch 12:30-13:15
Competition entry screening and questions 13:15-14:15
3 Shortlisted films are announced and screened 14:15-14:45
Voting and comfort break 14:45-15:00
Winner announced and closing remarks 15:00-15:30

Please note: programme and timings are subject to change